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In Memoriam

Susan Bain Allen
Susan Bain Allen, an instructor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition since 1996, died Aug. 30 at the age of 58. A two-time graduate of Guelph who was head teacher at the University's Lab Schools during the mid-1970s, she is survived by her husband, Bill, and her son, Todd.

Eleanora Cebotarev
A celebration of the life of University professor emerita Eleanora (Nora) Cebotarev, Sociology and Anthropology, who died Aug. 12 at the age of 79, will be held Oct. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Arboretum. A PhD graduate of Penn State, she taught at U of G from 1970 to 1993.

James Cotter
Retired OVC postmaster James Cotter, who worked on campus from 1969 to 1981, died Aug. 7 at the age of 90. He is survived by four children, Gary, Judy, Rick and Janis; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Harold Draper
Prof. Harold Draper, a retired faculty member in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, died July 20 at the age of 83. A PhD graduate of the University of Illinois, he joined U of G in 1975 and served as chair of the then Department of Nutrition until 1985. He retired in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two children, Geoffrey and Barbara; and four grandchildren.

Arthur Ferguson
Prof. Arthur Ferguson, a retired poultry pathologist in OVC who was named the OVC Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus this summer, died Aug. 21. A 1938 graduate of OAC, he joined the college as a poultry consultant, then served in the Second World War before returning to Guelph in 1946 to enrol at OVC. He went on to teach at OVC for 26 years, retiring in 1981. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly; his son, Richard; and two grandchildren. A tree will be planted in his memory in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest at the Arboretum Sept. 23.

Ronald Ritchie
Ronald Ritchie, who served on Board of Governors from 1965 to 1971, including three years as chair, died Aug. 18 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, daughters and a grandson.

Arthur Willis
Prof. Arthur Willis, a retired faculty member in the Department of Land Resource Science, died July 9 at the age of 93. A graduate of OAC and the University of Wisconsin, he taught at U of G from 1939 to 1979. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three sons, Larry, Bob and Mark; and three grandchildren. A tree will be planted in his memory in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest at the Arboretum Sept. 23.

 

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